“The Ties that Bind: Interweaving Domestic and Civic Life"

Starts:Saturday, May 11, 2013  2:00 PMEnds:Saturday, May 11, 2013  4:00 PM
Cost:

Free

Location:

Astoria Public Library

450 10th Street
Astoria, OR 97103

Event Description:

Over the past few years, many Oregonians have found meaning and connection through what were once known as the domestic arts.  Tasks once considered obsolete, such as knitting and baking from scratch, are at the forefront of the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement.  Might increased attention to our most personal spaces be connected to the tending of our common civic spaces?

This is the focus of “The Ties that Bind: Interweaving Domestic and Civic Life,” a free conversation with Wendy Willis, deputy director for national programs at the National Policy Consensus Center.

In addition to her work at the NPCC, Willis is also a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum Oregon, an active volunteer in the local food-to-school movement, and a poet who has published poems in a variety of local, regional, and national journals.  She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law Center and holds a B.A. from Willamette University.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future.  For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Ami Kreider at 503-325-7323 or comments@astorialibrary.org.

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